Printed and framed by Matt Flor, Seattle, WA, to display in his home.
“Near the University of Washington there’s an abandoned building that is basically a living campus of graffiti.”
“My career in photography has generally involved documentation and producing images you could call ‘pretty’, but I’ve also had a longstanding interest in urban decay and street art. Near the University of Washington there’s an abandoned building that is basically a living campus of graffiti. Every surface is painted and the layered display is constantly changing. I’ve shot there three or four times. I was attracted to this wall by the bright, vivid colors and started messing around with a short depth of field. As much as I liked the painting, I ended up focusing on the discarded aerosol can and its implied artistic activity.
“I shot this image with a regular camera, my Nikon D700, uploaded it to my Flickr account, then downloaded it to my iPad. I’d thought about framing this shot for a long time, and when a friend told me about Sworl, I decided to give it a try. I chose an 11” x 14” image framed in black to 16” x 20” and I’m really happy with how it turned out.”
—As told to Will Jackson